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the world is unified. there's real differences about what to do, have germany, and take other members of the european community. >> the eastern europeans. >> charlie: how does the president handle that? does he go off on his own and put troops here and there and do this and that or does he wait and try to get some kind of unified plan? >> i think he needs to do a little more leading from in front. i think he has to do both a major effort to keep the united states and europe together, understanding that the european dependence on russian energy is going to make it tough, and on trade with russia. german trade with russia is huge and ours is tiny. but, on the other hand, the europeans have 60 years of sort of relying on us for leadership in international affairs and particularly on national security, and they are not yet ready to be co-leaders, and i think a little more american leadership on this would have been important, even while we understand and agree with the point he's making. >> charlie: syria. when the president made the decision not to attack syria after having said it had c
against russia clear in recent weeks. as a result, germany's position is unlikely to shift, barring a dramatic escalation of the conflict in ukraine. we will hear from chancellor merkel and president obama. in the meantime, a washington journal discussion this morning on the effectiveness of sanctions. host: our friday roundtable focusing on the issue of sanctions as a foreign-policy tool, do they work? carla anne robbins is a senior fellow at the council on foreign relations. mark dubowitz of the foundation for democracy. "the wall street journal" the president meets with angela merkel. german companies opposing sanctions, can you explain. guest: german companies opposed sanctions against iran, it is no surprise they are opposing sanctions against russia. the german corporate lobby is very strong. it is no surprise. it is a very strong economic relationship between germany and russia. including former german chancellor, who is making a lot of money helping natural gas flow from russia to germany. no surprise. angela merkel is under pressure. host: one of the fundamental flaws of sa
. it is a very strong economic relationship between germany and russia. including former german chancellor, who is making a lot of money helping natural gas flow from russia to germany. no surprise. angela merkel is under pressure. host: one of the fundamental flaws of sanctions as a foreign-policy tool? guest: it is limited and a blunt instrument but also there is no other choice. not a lot of other alternatives. politics are flawed, too. germany is russia's's largest trading partner in the eu. they have more economic interest in the u.s. and its owing to be hard to pressure russia and a major way unless the europeans are willing to play. host: let me share what jack lew told members of congress when it came to sanctions and at russia and the wealthy individuals linked to president putin. [video clip] >> if you look at the impact on russia's economy, it is misleading to look at what happens day by day. you have to look over the period of time since russia went into crimea and since we have imposed sanctions. there has been a substantial deterioration in rush's already weak economy. we see and
and 12th? >> at home until i was recalled. >> the operations center in germany. you were in the room. >> yes. >> you were able to see, hear, feel, understand what was going on in that room? >> we worked toward understanding, yes, sir. >> were you ever interviewed by the accountability review board? >> no, sir. >> your primary responsibility was to try -- "j two was focused on attribution, that attacks became a german will very soon after the event." what do you believe they were attributable to? >> an islamist extremist group. >> al qaeda? >> we felt it was ansaria. >> affiliated with al qaeda. >> yes. >> aqim, were they involved? >> aas is who we looked at. >> how quickly did you come to the conclusion that you believed there were al qaeda affiliates or al qaeda themselves involved engaged in the attack? >> very soon in the early hours of the activity. >> was it a video? >> no, sir. >> did it spark a protest? >> no, sir. >> i want to get the facts at a time. the cia station chief is quoted as saying, "not not an escalation a protest." would you agree or disagree with the cia station
the conversation isn't the same in germany as it is in france dominated. what good is also tradition of action awesome photo today what is happening but said he would need is a very different economic situation bend and fonts. i remember about a month and invited him to be at an ad and its political arm of the grand coalition that. yes but that nothing in terms of condition has improved in the last months the radiation because the between the participants the soonest and this movement and its bbb their long term contracts to know each other since long time not going to cost it up so that helps but didn't. i was in two thousand at the conference where have the intention was upping the dominion funds needed to read it lacks times of yore i doubt that the tapes to dvd tape so the unions stable country who took it off to success on the true doctrine um i think at the moment they're quite happy that germany had it not because of gas today has been a wreck or something since tricky to use the lowest unemployment figure is therefore in april it's not two points to nine million baht. it's just too muc
's a significant brain drain with many people leaving greece to go to germany. in other countries in the north the process. critics say something like that. twenty percent by two thousand and sixteen. ours was. we had the league's themselves don't feel that saying. probably some of the upright. but here's my colleagues to set up my day celebrations elsewhere in europe. a trip to see jaws of money to buy a cd of different grapes close to the trade union. read the full front office and ratty they are out protesting against job cuts and campaigning the backs of lacking consistency but stephens thompson as the anti cox campaign as an anti war activists who have come to make a stand in halfback said in a period of austerity. we got a vicious dog monday tories and liberals it's not like the movement. so one of my commitment. watts back with the government has systematically take a poll on what good are the components of our system of government and its lack of wealth and at the sloshing of sale of what it's like to think right next to its attention to. i've read a chart and we ended up with all the
, germany, and all across the globe. andificatioand, of course, theyd generations of men and women, the greatest generation, of which my dad was a member, the world war ii generation, and then of course those who fought in korea and vietnam and, of course, the most recent conflicts we've had, which i just mentioned in iraq and afghanistan. my strong conviction is that we owe a moral obligation -- not just a legal obligation -- to those veterans to keep our commitments to them once they separate from military service. and i'm sorry to say that the department of veterans affairs has repeatedly and outrageously failed to hold its own commitment to america's armed forces and our veterans. now, we're -- i think the problem, the way i see it, is we've almost become desensitized to the problem, because we know -- we all know that as a result of the drawdown of our military after our exit from iraq and now afghanistan that we're getting a large number of people rye tiring from military -- retiring from military service and so it's understandable that there would be more pressure put on the
with the japanese prime minister shinzo ave is in germany right now at the start of the european tour. japan's prime minister has come to europe for a ten day visit and berlin is the first stop on his itinerary. thompson the german capital are focused on trade issues but also on ukraine. the fate of western hostages was among the first questions at a joint press conference with chancellor under the mantle once the gardens and wine made from north of the detainees and their families. we are doing everything on comp and i get the impression that the ukrainian government and the oecd also doing what they can eat it all. i can only hope that these combined efforts lead to success let them go. metro said russia's president vladimir putin must take action to de escalate the situation in eastern ukraine. the german leader said ukraine's elections scheduled for may twenty fifth must also go ahead she's a lot they described the crisis in ukraine as a global problem. japan has also extended its sanctions against russia. both leaders agreed more economic sanctions will follow if the kremlin does not take meani
-0 win in germany giving them every reason to celebrate as their club aims to win the title for the tenth time. >> i think that there is a lot of experience for this kind of game. it really doesn't matter who will be the team. it's important that one of the teams is real madrid. >> interested in buying the l.a. clippers after owner donald sterling was banned for life. but first he has other things to deal with. mayweather is going into the fight with a flawless 45-0 record which includes 26 knockouts. >> the key to the match today is just being very, very intelligent, being very, very smart, taking my time, keeping my composure and coming up with brilliant game plans. >> and mark cavendish has won his third stage win in turkey. officials had to stop riders on a dissent after a serious of crashes in wet conditions. cavendish prevailed after the restart in a sprint finish. but he holds an over all six-second lead. >>> it's still 0-0 at stanford bridge in that semifinal. >> it will decide how many buses chelsea decided to park, two last week. indeed, that's all for us at this news howe. we h
. then prime minister seems on bay games to boost economic cooperation between japan and germany he says he wants smaller enterprises from both nations to deepen cooperation to promote economic growth based in germany the first leg of his european tour in berlin he spoke at a gathering of executives from about twenty small and midsize firms in both nations it all up two dozen of them japan is placing importance on the economic alliance with the european and u it's a keeper bt we are making our government's efforts to conclude an economic partnership agreements with the eu. tata said smaller firms in both japan and germany have skills to make high quality products. so these enterprises are the cornerstone of the two economies. the contribution is crucial to spur growth the people responsible for disposing japan's highly radioactive nuclear waste must soon decide where to put it. no municipalities have offered to host a dom as authorities had hoped members of the panel last month propose that the government will have to choose the most scientifically feasible sites by itself. opinion on the
years. a 4-0 win in germany giving real fans every reason to celebrate. chelsea or athletico madrid await them in the liz bin final on may 24th. >> i think [ inaudible ] has a lot of experience to this game. to the other side we are a team really strong in this moment with a lot of confidence, with a lot of strength, and then really doesn't matter who will be the team that we play. it's important that one of these teams is real madrid. >>> chelsea athletico still goalless ahead of the decisive second leg coming up in london. chelsea aiming to win the title and his players could set up a title. the goalkeeper is still not fit enough to be picked, but [ inaudible ] is ready to play. >> when you get your hands on the trophy, that moment lives with you every day when you are in a difficult period personally or professionally. there's nothing bigger than a champion's league. >> translator: the confidence is always there, especially in the semifinal of the champions league. it's clear my players are very motivated. very excited. >> reporter: plenty more on our website,
.s. army air force crash landing in switzerland during bombing over germany are being awarded the prisoner of war metal. only eight are still alive. the men were initially held at a camp, but they tried to escape they were transferred to the prisoner of war camp in switzerland, which was run by the nazi. they were kept in unsanitary conditions, had little to eat, slept on straw and rated with numerous diseases. bill: molly, something changed to the policy in order for these medal to be awarded. it came with great effort to make sure the record was straightened out. reporter: absolutely, bill. they saw this as an injustice and did some research on the prison camp in u.s. law governing prisoners of war medals. a history professor at west point fought for the change. making a point they were as much of a prisoner of war camp in switzerland and not germany or japan. on behalf of his late grandfather who was a pilot. saying in a statement of the men held in switzerland, i thought it was important to overturn the dishonorable stigma on their service. all of my family is extremely proud of what m
public appearance at a hospital in germany where he is being treated. the ballot he is passing is for the first parliamentary elections since 2011 when the u.s. pulled out of iraq. these elections are seen as crucial. voting in some regions is expected to be difficult. in places like anbar, there's intense fighting between the army and members of the islamic state in iraq and the levant. tribal leaders control post of anbar, including the city of ballujah. sunnis accuse the shia-led government of mistreating them. during a rally, protesters accuse the prime minister nouri al-maliki of being a puppet of iran. maliki's problems do not end there. leaders in the gulf accuse the government of discriminating against sunni. nouri al-maliki blames saudi arabia and qatar for helping armed groups. the last summit on syria in march underscored the political divisions between iraq and its sunni neighbours. >> translation: sending fighters increases the violence and the people are paying the price. >> the saudis and their allies want bashar al-assad out of power. >> none of them have a plac
aggressive with the sanctions, frankly with the europe mean allies including germany. and we need to dial up the heat. it's the message that gets sent to russia with respect to iran. it's the message with respect to syria. it's the message sent to russia with respect to the nuclear arms negotiation and defense. it has a cascading effect. if you show a bully weakness, and you give them weakness, they'll take it. >> where do you stand in the right year for substantively take that on? >> i'm a supporter of reform, mark, but we're not going to get it done this year. it's going to fill into 2014. unfortunately. republicans should, if you're going to talk the talk of being the working class if we have a minimum wage, it should be reasonably adjusts from time to time, for all the republicans who talk about we're the blue color and for the workers there should be basic things that they're for, and that's one of them increases in the minimum wage. >> before we go, you heard the conversation, i won't talk about everything you guys discussed. but jeb bush, is jeb going have to trouble getting through?
this report. >> iraqi president is showing a rare public appearance in the hospital in germany where he's being treated. the ballot is for the first parliamentary elections since 2011 when the u.s. pulled out of iraq. the elections are seen as crucial. voting in some regions is expected to be difficult. in places like anbar province, there's fighting between the army and members of islamic state of iraq and levant. angry sunni tribal leaders trolley parts of anbar, including the city of ball usualinga. the government is accused of mistreating the sunnis. protesters accused the prime minister of being a puppet of iran. nouri al-maliki's problems do not end there. leaders in the golf accuse his government of discriminating against sunni muslims. nouri al-maliki makes his own accusations and blames saudi arabia and qatar. the last summit in sirra underscored the political subdivisions between iraq and sunni neighbours. the opposition is sending fighters to syria. people are paying the price. the saudis want the president bashar al-assad out of power. >> translation: bashar al-assad and his
supply as thirty percent of europe's gas needs. most of which goes to germany the kremlin is often accused of using gas prone to achieve its foreign policy goals. oh short time ago we spoke to dw corresponding right to aid in moscow master if europe should consider this a real threat to gazprom. quite a serious warning at least that is also what experts here in moscow. tell us it is an official warning from the kremlin and gazprom ce year in second base after topping is very import since you're action on saturday regarding the sanctions that led us around a couple of weeks ago my pt sent a licensee european league is reminding them that that ukraine was this very important and transatlantic for russian gas to ukraine was owning a rush oh one and the hoff billion euros of money just for gas and she also said that russia had some courses in ukraine with the subsidies for a gas and a net value of two and twenty five billion euros. it's not just about money there too she once that money of course but he also must be very frustrated about the fact that all the subsidies another cab to u
. over the head of the future of germany's torah. the main tenant law comes over to her who would have to go to this region. and that would be certain because it is anyways this is the good stuff is so high that day. a time. and it's yours but you do read this are probably negotiated against something you would not just sweets but you don't know you know quips are you telling your children your. although dollars for and how we're going to do is find a hat that she'll be there she sees them he knows enough to understand the things i meant when she when and where they can break into. shias who are new. i was cool. it was good to all who coached few days i went easy to catch you because i'm that guy. and the sentiment. today i've got to sit tight. speaking of that guy. i imagine that's you realize that for sure la son who just announced he would run again for president you are the perfect propaganda tool because he can say well. the people i'm fighting against our people were holding foreigners western foreigners especially hostage to the t o i'm very much aware of is is some dispute and
recovering from virus, hoping to finish the job in germany. >> it has been a good season so far. we are happy to be in the position we are. there is still a lot of work. we will concentrate on each name as it comes. already,4 goals ronaldo is one goal away from setting a record. may be, of course, we hope, but i do not know how it was translated from what was said about sb already through. i think it will be a hard game. it will be difficult as we lay against a very strong team. we have little advantage over them from the first leg. we're going to try to make the most of it. to sayhink it is silly we believe we are already through. because, as i told you, it is going to be a very, very tough match. bayern dominated possession an were caught cold after early goal and counterattack. the spaniards will likely deploy a similar approach again. asked if we were going to change tactics and if you told the team about previous six of the cover he says i do not think we will change much with our tactics. andrn have their own game their own philosophy. they will not change from that. bitight do things a
manchester group and visitors from germany and japan. it may not look much, but manchester has been listening to people like tommy and making small changes to transport housing social care. taking accounts of all people in every policy decision they make. on a tour of the area, the international delegation sees shops with age friendly plans. >> definitely. it's a grass roots approach. it's based on reality of society. they try to make it the city everyone here can see. >> many changes here are small. manchester is leading the way in thinking, planning for the world of more and more older people. bbc news. >>> now south of the equator, stargazers are treated to the first solar eclipse of the year. this is known as annual eclipse seen in australia. the sun is almost obstetricured the moon. it's one of two for 2014. the second will be a partial in october which people in thehemi able to see. >>> a quick reminder of our top story. we brought you a twist in the tug of war with the issue in ukraine. russia describes the unprecedented increase in nato and u.s. presence at borders. russia says they h
a productive germany needs of this kept them in this profession is up. shy and vibrant and women treat john p thomas he's a funny side by side tx french president has the cuisine has also told rt that the would be very difficult for you have to agree on economic sanctions i heave a surprise as more european country to find a common position on the good of the tension was like the seaweed into the boat ride this weekend into politics. it sort of certainty say we don't. geez the week. that's why we arrived at fifteen. once it starts to strategic partners just to be a fixed it and she now has to be debt free when you import fuel to russia to which the kids so when i was really awful. it was out with him and. yes i'm so full of finance and foreign minister. i'm going head to head in a run of the country's top job was going to be as crazy as it gets bought the plans of taking charge the country's next president will be blended with the economy was heading from detroit left to take a look now at to why the situation in afghanistan isn't i am. the sun isn't dependent on foreign eight tens of billion
from drug makers to train makers. germany tries to cozy with the giant. could these pairings?s be a mat made in heaven? >>> hello. it is midday here in london, 7:00 a.m. washington, 2:00 p.m. aleppo where thousands of people have been reported to be killed or maimed in the ariel bomb boardment this year. forces are accused of terrorizing the city with indiscriminate air war against civilians, in particular barrel bombs thrown out of helicopters at a height of 7,000 feet. the bbc team has had rare access to aleppo. our panel and camera man spent four days there, only western broadcasters to have visited the city since last year. joining us now from turkey, he is there live. is it clear from what you saw ian, that bombs are dropped randomly not just areas occupied by fighters? >> reporter: it's a very good question. here's the problem. the rebel groups are based on opposition held parts of the city. many come from the city. these are residential neighborhoods. the government can legitimately claim in many cases that it's trying to hit rebel positions. the trouble is the scale of the attac
in kharkiv, germany is also condemning pro-russian militia. barnaby phillips has more from donetske in ukraine. >> the self appointed mayor, they are in no position to complain about what has happened to them. >> we are not prisoners of war. we are the guests of mayor ponomayork and treated as such. >> reporter: at least they were able to show their families they were alive and well. and later one observer from sweden was released on grounds of poor health. these men were also captured by pro-russian gunmen near slovyansk. this is how they looked after their interrogation. in the road into slovyansk, the ukrainian army. this is not a town under siege but the army is working on no more coming in. that's because the government in kyiv is very concerned at how russia will respond to any use of force by these men. in the next town, artemisk, a demonstration in favor of russia. it's a small crowd although they do seem to have some support on the sidelines. pro-russians, control the government building in donetske, they had an unexpected visitor one of russia's most wealthy men, now try
for the investigation. now to the crisis in ukraine. pro-russian supporters took over a television station. germany is condemning the parading of european observers kidnapped on friday. pro-russian militias released one, several others are in custody. russian militia captured three ukrainian special forces officers and they, too, were shown to the media. barnaby phillips has more from near donetsk in eastern ukraine. >> reporter: the european military observers were paraded before cameras by the self-ponded major -- appointed mayor of slovyansk, vechislav ponomaryov. they are in no position to complain about what happened to them. >> we are not prisoners of war, but the guests of mayor vechislav ponomaryov, and are treated as such. >> at least they were able to show their families they are alive and well. later, one observer from swedeb was released on the grounds of you will health. others have not been treated so kindly. these three men were captured by pro-russian government need slovyansk. ukrainian intelligence officers, and this is what they locked like after the interrogation. >> on the road
the japanese? >> the cold war line if your attacked by germany and russia, who do you shoot first? the answer was, germany, business before pleasure. not a very nice cold war story. >> ooh! >> that's hard to -- obviously these attitudes go way back and are very deep and action sir bait -- exacerbated by world war ii and nobody has been prepared to tell the entire truth about, forth ruthly in the region so it does have an overhang i think matters quite a lot. it means that the koreans and others are
wife's tale is so. germany last year they brain scan may lucid dreamer and he controlled the direction of history and was followed up with an mri scan. it is absolutely true. so maybe one day leonardo dicaprio smithian section is not so far-fetched after all. and then, the big web. mental illness. this is why president barack obama and the european union want to dump a billion dollars to find out how the brain is miswired. it turns out, for example, many of our leading figures, actors, actress is, proposers coming musicians have suffered from bipolar disorder. on the upper left of the forks in total, as margot kidder. she became famous as lois lane. however, several years ago they found her homeless, stark, hiding the hon garbage cans and it was revealed that she suffers from bipolar is. many actresses and famous actors suffer. we can now bring in these people and we now cannot cure them, but we understand how mental illness forms to a degree. schizophrenics, for example, hear voices. if you want to see a schizophrenic, just go downtown, see the homeless and you'll see people talking t
the hearts of men. >> solar number is grown up. it's still got a long way to go. >> germany ranks number one for using the most solar energy, and the u.s. number four. >>> a waiter needs good coordinationing speed and buenos aires puts its waiters to the test. daniel schweimler reports on the art of waiting tables. >> reporter: efficiency, poise and grace are three of the virtuous required. they were all on display at the 10th annual race for waiters and waite reses in the heart of buenos aires. >> dante is a previous winner, with more than 30 years in the job, he knows what is required. >> translation: a good waiter must be friendly, respond rapidly and treat the customers as well as possible, always with a smile they are the main characteristics of a good waiter. >> he's worked at the bar in the legal district serving lawyers and judges for two decades, a profession he loves, because he numbers dealing with the public. an often mallined profession. some practice it with a certain alt of style -- amount of style and pan ash. nowhere is the art of waiting a table better preserved than here i
germany is a little bit reticent to jump on board with some of these sanctions. they do get 40% of their national gas -- natural gas from russia. russian economies are not as integrated as the european and russian economies are. there are a lot of what -- we could have a lot of financial distress when our economies are not completely recovered from the last couple of years. >> according to the national council for behavioral health, 30% of active-duty and reserve no three personnel have mental health issues that require treatment. there was an initiative this week aimed at responding early to mental illness. this is about one hour. >> everyone has a seat. let me say thank you for being with us. i'm thrilled to have so many of you that have served our country. spouses, sisters, children that have served our country. i am the president and ceo of the council for behavioral health. i was thinking about the fact that we are in the press club and how appropriate that is. we are going to be talking about have protected the first amendment. i am very grateful that we are here. i have
of the interesting experiences you had is you were in east germany so you became familiar with the horrors of the official propaganda system. the stasi and so forth. you understand the need of information for a free society been in the have not unlike snowden, you are a contractor but then you rose to a high official position. surely, living in washington, as you do, you are probably aware. we had lunch today. i remember when i was reporting for "the l.a. times and the development of a star wars system, i think it just goes to the point i was on tsa or a southwest airlines, a plane going from l.a. to san jose but and edward teller -- maybe not known to all of our students, but he was the father behind the instrumentals very in getting ronald reagan to support star wars. they were going to have an x-ray laser. he said, where you going and i said i am going to the stanford arms-control program. he said make sure sid tells you about the great results we had on the cottage test. we got lazing. true, that would be the biggest change in the military balance. it was the thing that any enemy would
growing up in america, growing up in the shadow of world war ii, germany, and i think he wanted to live a big american life after being in this divided, still divided country, and you think about how germany was led into world war ii. they were given stories. they were given a story about their ultimate fate as a people. they were going to, you know, proclaim a path of glory from their mythical origins and sort of have this revival, and by taking up the entire population in the narrative, this leader, crazy man, hitler, was able to motivate people in a way that their own just raw self-interests couldn't by making them talk to the grand opera. clark fooled me by making me a small town friend of the writer lieutenant of the crazy, ease centric millionaire and he knew he could sweep me up in the narrative, and i was ignoring consistencies along the way in order to live it out, and that was the gene yowrks and that's the yen yows of any great ma -- manipulator, to give you a narrative for the actions dm which you preserve at the cost of the ugly truth. >> walter's book is good about that de
and i realized that she is absolutely convinced that israel is not see germany. she thinks that tolerating the pro-israel voices like alan and or others at ucla, is to cater to evil. it is to collaborate with the not these. she looks at the jews and non-jews who support the jewish state. and she sees them in this way. in order to do this, she has to know nothing about not these are history or anything. but the state of higher education has allowed this kind of delusion to take hold and dominate the discourse. israel is considered not see germany and in order to believe that you have to not know about anything at all. it has happened in human history. but again this is a state of higher education throughout the western world. so the question is how did we get here. how did it come to be there today at the university of michigan, the university government administration is siding with open anti-semites who gave death threats to the students and called them names because they voted for this resolution in the student government and the university administration demanded that th
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